The Baker Institute offers a wide variety of extra-curricular events called iDeX, short for idea exchange!  Providing a wide range of experiences including a speaker series, interactive sessions, panel discussions, topical meet-ups and more, iDeX  events  promise to be exciting and inspiring!  The Baker Institute’s calendar includes iDex events, curricular programming and other related activities around campus.

Looking for Lehigh events? Visit the University’s calendar.

 

 

Calendar of Events

Event List Calendar
iCal Import

October 21, 2014

iDeX: Creativity & Innovation Fest

iDeX: Creativity & Innovation Fest
Oct. 21, 2014
5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Wilbur Powerhouse, 12 E. Packer Ave., Lehigh University

Welcome to an open house celebrating creativity and innovation at Lehigh University! Visit our innovative space, learn about our entrepreneurship programs, and participate in interactive activities. Find out how Lehigh is leading the charge for creativity!

The event features multiple interactive “Create It” stations, ranging from a 3D Printing Showcase to DIY projects. Successful student entrepreneurs and projects and informational tables about Baker Institute programs will also be featured.

** For Lehigh’s first-year students, this event qualifies for the “5×10 bLUeprint” experience.

  • Free and open to the public!
  • Free samples and giveaways!
  • Bring a friend!
  • Download poster

Please RSVP here. The first 100 people in the door will build a custom-designed 3D collectible souvenir.

  • Refreshments will be served.

This open house welcomes the campus and community to the hub of creativity and innovation at Lehigh, the Wilbur Powerhouse – home to the Creativity and Innovation Lab, 3D Printing Lab, Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s Program, Integrated Product Development, Entrepreneurship courses, iDeX programming, design and fabrication labs, and more.  The Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation is proud to invite students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members to explore the building, programs, and resources.

For more information, contact Catherine Headman at ceh4@lehigh.edu or (610) 758-5626.

Start: 5:30 pm
End: 7:00 pm

October 23, 2014

SBDC 4-Part Seminar – Boomer to Business – Start up for those over 55!

Lehigh University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Presents: 
FREE 4-Part Seminar – Boomer to Business – Start up for those over 55!

The focus of this seminar series is to create a clear path to business ownership for those who are 55+ who are considering entrepreneurship.

Through this specially designed series, attendees will learn how to open and start a business, along with special topics unique to boomer entrepreneurs. With the knowledge of these seminars in hand, attendees will be able to make an informed decision if entrepreneurship is a fitting option for their lifestyle.

IV. Ready. Set. Start!
Thursday, Oct. 23 – 9:30am to 11:30am
Mary-Beth Zingone: 
SBDC Consultant
Description: This seminar will give attendees an overview of business ideas, developing a business plan, licenses and how to receive free one on one help to start their business.

Presented by the Small Business Development Center in Partnership with the Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board Inc. and made possible by a grant from the PA Department of Labor & Industry. This free series is a community-oriented event open to all.

Registration Form and PDF flyer

Mail the complete form to: Lehigh University SBDC, 125 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015; Call (610) 758-3980; Fax the complete form to (610) 758-5205; or register online.

LOCATION: 555 Union Boulevard, Allentown PA 18109

REGISTRATION: Is limited to 60 participants and materials will only be provided to those who pre-register. The pre-registration period is up to two days before each event. While participants can register for individual seminars, they are encouraged to attend all. Seating is limited.

http://www.lehigh.edu/~insbdc/upcomingseminars.html

Start: 9:30 am
End: 11:30 am

Founders Fitness Training – Founder’s Dilemmas

FOUNDERS FITNESS TRAINING
Workshop Series for Student Entrepreneurs: Founder’s Dilemmas

Thursday, October 23
4:00-7:00 pm
STEPS 101
Lehigh University

FREE TO LEHIGH STUDENTS – Includes pizza dinner

Are you fit to launch? Learn the personal skills needed to make the difference when launching your venture.

This six-part series provides Lehigh students with training on the personal skills, behaviors, and mindsets needed to navigate the journey from great ideas to successful, sustainable organizations. Taught by Lehigh University faculty member and executive coach Stephanie Olexa, a successful entrepreneur and angel investor, the series features three workshops during fall semester and three in spring semester, focusing on:

(FALL WORKSHOP SERIES)
SEPT. 11, 2014 – CLOSED
Presence
: Leadership presence is the ability to consistently and clearly communicate your value proposition while connecting with others to build credibility and respect. Topics include listening skills, appreciative inquiry, communicating by phone and email and knowing when to use each, presentation/pitch skills, body language, appearance, business etiquette, gender differences in leadership perceptions. (Register)

OCT. 23, 2014
Founder’s Dilemmas
: A Founder’s Dilemma is a decision that a founder makes in the early stages of a venture that sets the stage for how the venture will evolve. This session focuses on the question of whether to “go it alone” or form a team, and if the entrepreneur chooses to form a team, whom they should bring on board. Emphasis is on understanding work and conflict management styles in order to develop a cohesive team. Other topics include designing a venture to suit your life goals and personal values, founding team dilemmas (whom to add and how to split equity), building the team, making the right early hires, getting the right investors, wealth versus control dilemma, the passion versus pivot dilemma (if you are passionate about your idea will you accept when to pivot). (Register)

NOV. 13, 2014
Influence
: Influence is the ability to cause desirable and measurable outcomes and affect others’ actions, decisions, opinions and thinking, particularly in the absence of direct authority. It is the ability to communicate one’s passion, supported by data to garner support. Topics include building networks and using them effectively, influencing without authority, persuasive pitches, building trust, crucial conversations, emotional intelligence, storytelling, interacting with advisors and board members. (Register)

Attending all workshop sessions is not required, but is encouraged. For more information, contact: (610) 758-5626 or inentin@lehigh.edu.

Start: 4:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

November 3, 2014

ENTP 311/312 Launching Entrepreneurial Ventures I & II Guest Speaker: Chris Morgan (Corbeau, acquired by Deloitte)

When: November 3, 2014

Time: 7:10-10:00pm

Where: Wilbur Powerhouse Room 151 (Lobby)

These class sessions are open to the public and all students. Call (610) 758-5626 or email inentin@lehigh.edu for more information.

Start: 7:10 pm
End: 10:00 pm

November 4, 2014

Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s Degree Open House

Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s Degree Open House
Nov. 4, 2014
5-6 p.m.
Wilbur Powerhouse, Lower Level

Come learn about Lehigh’s award-winning 1-year graduate program.

Passionate about launching or working for a startup? Eager to see your innovations in the marketplace? Delve into the real-world process of entrepreneurship with this 12-month master’s program.

No need to leave school to start a business! Enrollment is open and classes start May 19, 2015. The GRE is not required.

  • Meet current students and faculty members who specialize in developing creative ideas and commercializing and launching products
  • Visit the Creativity and Innovation Lab and prototyping facilities
  • Enjoy refreshments and ask questions!
  • RSVP: here
  • Download poster 

For more information, see www.lehigh.edu/innovate, call (610) 758-4789, or email jlk4@lehigh.edu.

Start: 5:00 pm
End: 6:00 pm
Venue: Wilbur Powerhouse (lower level)

November 7, 2014

LehighNYStartup

LehighNYStartup
Nov. 7-8, 2014
New York City

This non-credit two-day excursion takes Lehigh students into the heart of New York City, a tech hub that now explodes with life and activity. Long identified with Wall Street and Madison Avenue, the Big Apple is fast gaining credibility as the next hotbed for the venture capital-backed startup.

Join us for a bus ride and overnight stay in the city to witness the evolution and path to market for an emerging growth company as re-lived close-up and unscripted from the viewpoints of its founder and management team. The short stay in NYC includes visits to startup communities and meetings with entrepreneurs and other key players.

The program is provide by Lehigh University’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation as part of its entrepreneurship immersion experiences. For more information, see www.lehigh.edu/siliconvalley or email inlsv@lehigh.edu.

Start: 8:00 am
End: 5:00 pm
Venue: New York City

November 10, 2014

ENTP 311/312 Launching Entrepreneurial Ventures I & II Guest Speaker: Adam Millson (Silicon Valley Bank)

When: November 10, 2014

Time: 7:10-10:00pm

Where: Wilbur Powerhouse Room 151 (Lobby)

These class sessions are open to the public and all students. Call (610) 758-5626 or email inentin@lehigh.edu for more information.

Start: 7:10 pm
End: 10:00 pm

November 11, 2014

LehighSiliconValley Orientation

LehighSiliconValley Orientation
Nov. 11, 2014
5:15-8 p.m.
Ben Franklin TechVentures
Mountaintop Campus, Lehigh University


Part of the
LehighSiliconValley entrepreneurship experience, the Orientation introduces participants to what they will experience in the LSV2015 program, which is offered exclusively by Lehigh University as a 3-credit experiential course and certificate program that spans a full week during the January 2015 Winter Term.

-Deadline to apply – Oct. 13, 2014
-Fee – $3,925 (airfare not included)
-Download brochure: here
- Apply at: www.lehigh.edu/siliconvalley

 

The program runs Nov. 11, 2014; Dec. 6, 2014; and Jan. 4-10, 2015. Applications are now available and due by 5 p.m. on Oct. 13, 2014. Email inlsv@lehigh.edu or call (610) 758-5615 for an application or more information.

Start: 5:15 pm
End: 8:00 pm
Venue: Mountaintop Campus (Lehigh University)

November 12, 2014

BioInnovation Workshop

BioInnovation Workshop

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
4:10 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Location: Wilbur Powerhouse, Room 022 (Lower Level)
Lehigh University

Bioinnovation is the intersection of medical expertise and innovative problem solving. This workshop  – part of a series this year at Lehigh University – exposes Lehigh students to medical needs identified by practicing doctors and allows interdisciplinary teams to create unique solutions to these challenges.

Facilitated by Chris Kauzmann ’13 ’14G, Baker Institute Young Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Bioinnovation Program manager, this free workshop is open to Lehigh undergraduate and graduate students of any major or discipline.

Open to maximum of 30 students.

Pizza dinner is provided. This event is hosted by Lehigh University’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation. For more information, contact: cjk213@lehigh.edu or (610) 758-6582.

 

Start: 4:10 pm
End: 6:00 pm

November 13, 2014

Founders Fitness Training – Influence

FOUNDERS FITNESS TRAINING
Workshop Series for Student Entrepreneurs: Influence

Thursday, November 13
4:00-7:00 pm
Location TBA
Lehigh University

FREE TO LEHIGH STUDENTS – Includes pizza dinner

Are you fit to launch? Learn the personal skills needed to make the difference when launching your venture.

This six-part series provides Lehigh students with training on the personal skills, behaviors, and mindsets needed to navigate the journey from great ideas to successful, sustainable organizations. Taught by Lehigh University faculty member and executive coach Stephanie Olexa, a successful entrepreneur and angel investor, the series features three workshops during fall semester and three in spring semester, focusing on:

(FALL WORKSHOPS)
SEPT. 11, 2014 – CLOSED
Presence
: Leadership presence is the ability to consistently and clearly communicate your value proposition while connecting with others to build credibility and respect. Topics include listening skills, appreciative inquiry, communicating by phone and email and knowing when to use each, presentation/pitch skills, body language, appearance, business etiquette, gender differences in leadership perceptions. (Register)

OCT. 23, 2014
Founder’s Dilemmas
: Founder’s Dilemmas are those decisions that founders make early in the life of a venture that have long-lasting impact on the potential for success. Topics include designing a venture to suit your life goals and personal values, founding team dilemmas (who to add and how to split equity), building the team, making the right early hires, getting the right investors, wealth versus control dilemma, the passion versus pivot dilemma (if you are passionate about your idea will you accept when to pivot). (Register)

NOV. 13, 2014
Influence
: Influence is the ability to cause desirable and measurable outcomes and affect others’ actions, decisions, opinions and thinking, particularly in the absence of direct authority. It is the ability to communicate one’s passion, supported by data to garner support. Topics include building networks and using them effectively, influencing without authority, persuasive pitches, building trust, crucial conversations, emotional intelligence, storytelling, interacting with advisors and board members. (Register)

Attending all workshop sessions is not required, but is encouraged. For more information, contact: (610) 758-5626 or inentin@lehigh.edu.

Start: 4:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm
Our Vision and Promise
When creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship are taught together ideas take shape; ideas when properly nurtured can lead to discovery, value creation, and a better tomorrow for all.